9 Ways Dental Malpractice Can HappenTampa Bay Legal News
Surgical errors, prescription medication mistakes, birth injuries, misdiagnosis, and more are often at the top of mind when thinking about how medical malpractice events can take place. Dental malpractice is usually not at the very top of one’s list of medical errors that can lead to a patient suffering harm. But mistakes at the dentist do happen. And, when errors and negligence are the cause of one’s injuries, it can be possible to file a medical malpractice claim against a dental provider.
Dental malpractice is not the most common form of medical malpractice, only making up somewhere around 7% of all medical malpractice cases. But, those who suffer from their dental provider’s carelessness, may have to suffer the repercussions for a very long time.
If you believe you suffered injuries and harm as a result of dental malpractice in Florida, call an experienced and skilled Florida dental malpractice attorney at Fulgencio Law for more information on what you can do to obtain financial compensation.
How Does Dental Malpractice Happen?
You go to the dentist for your normal cleaning and maybe even to have a cavity filled or a sealant applied to protect your teeth. You would never think that you would leave the dentist with injuries that happened as a result of mistakes made by your dentist. And, while a basic cleaning may not be a risky move, other more intensive procedures could be.
Some of the most common ways that dental malpractice can happen include:
- Complications from a botched extraction like severe infections, severed nerves, fractured jaw bones, TMJ injuries, and sinus damage.
- Poorly done tooth replacement.
- Improperly installed dental prosthetics like dental implants.
- Issues while performing root canals.
- Failure to identify oral diseases like cancer.
- Improper administration of anesthesia.
- Infections and illness from the use of dental equipment that has not been properly sanitized.
- Causing injuries to a patient while performing a certain procedure.
- Failing to review a patient’s medical history.
Despite most injuries stemming from more complicated procedures, any mistake made by a dentist can cause their patient to suffer serious harm. For example, a doctor who doesn’t take the time to properly examine their patient may fail to identify oral cancer that with time can develop and become a fatal disease.
It is imperative that when you believe that you were harmed by your dentist’s negligence you learn about what your options are for obtaining compensation. You may be owed a significant amount of financial damages for your losses. An attorney at Fulgencio Law can assist you with a dental malpractice claim.
Speak to an Attorney at Fulgencio Law Today
Dental malpractice happens more often than most people think. Victims of dental malpractice can sustain costly and painful losses. To recoup such losses, a victim may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against their provider.
If you were the victim of dental malpractice in Florida, please call an attorney at Fulgencio Law to schedule a free consultation at (813) 463-0123. The medical malpractice attorneys at Fulgencio Law will work with you to help you get the compensation you deserve.